RE: BY Classfd.tle Jun 26

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 - 17:41:44 UTC

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    Brad Young wrote:
    
    > USA 129 appeared 11.5 s late relative to this elset in a very 
    > bright sky, passing between delta and zeta Lyrae:
    > 
    > USA 129
    > 1 24680U 96072A   08176.13529450 0.00007400  00000-0  90323-4 0    00
    > 2 24680  97.7480 228.2613 0486000 176.7313 183.2686 14.83525156    01
    > 
    > 24680 96 072A   8336 G 20080626022323400 17 25 1846734+372807 68 S
    
    Alberto Rango's observation four revs earlier, revealed the object about 1 s
    late. Apparently, the object has been re-boosted, adding about 2.5 s to its
    orbital period. Here are approximate new elements based upon Alberto's and
    Brad's two points:
    
    USA 129         15.0  4.0  0.0  5.3 v
    1 24680U 96072A   08178.09161502  .00007124  00000-0  84485-4 0    02
    2 24680  97.7438 230.1645 0491500 169.8690 191.2891 14.82905245    00
    
    Residuals are high, indicating there is more to be learned from additional
    observation. 
    
    The prediction of a clear sky here tonight has just been downgraded to 70
    percent cloud cover with below average transparency. May and June have been
    unusually cloudy this year.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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